Protests in Hong Kong have been fast, fluid and flexible as protesters use social media to stay ahead of police. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam have struggled to respond.

Can Anyone Stop China?

Beijing has been effective at silencing critics as it carries out human rights abuses and stifles dissent in Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong. The NBA was the latest victim. Chinese broadcasters have been ordered to cancel rebroadcasts of Houston Rockets’ games after a team official tweeted support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

NBA Says Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters ‘Regrettable’

An official for the Houston Rockets basketball team posted, and quickly deleted, a tweet that read, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” In response, China’s basketball association said it was suspending its relationship with the Rockets, and Chinese broadcasters said they would no longer air the team’s games. NBA broadcasts attract a huge audience in China.

Check Your Eyesight and Your Conscience

Hong Kong police have been accused of demonizing pro-democracy protesters by calling them various names, including a mob, cockroaches and yellow objects.

Pork becomes a luxury in China

African swine flu has hit China's pig herds quite hard, causing prices for the country's most popular meat to shoot up.

Love Laced With Hatred

Chinese patriots' professed love for China comes with a lot of fanatical, violent hatred toward other countries and regions.

Closing a back door for China

U.S. senators warn the Trump administration that Hong Kong's special treatment under U.S. law. could enable China to skirt export controls to acquire sensitive technologies.

What Do You Want?

Activists say “too little, too late” after Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill

Dictator’s Toolbox

Cartoonist Rebel Pepper depicts how Beijing has opted to use force, instead of negotiation, when dealing with opposition within China.

Looking at the Sky from the Bottom of a Well

Rebel Pepper comments on Chinese students studying overseas who continue to support Beijing’s policies.

Mexico Seizes Huge Fentanyl Shipment from China

U.S. officials say China is the main source of illicit fentanyl. But China says the U.S. government should do more to reduce demand for the drug.

China Detains British Consulate Staff Member from Hong Kong

Chinese state media say Simon Cheng was detained in Shenzhen for soliciting prostitution. His detention comes after weeks of tension between the U.K. and China. Beijing has warned London not to "interfere" in its internal affairs by commenting on anti-extradition protests in Hong Kong.

Soar Like Hong Kong!

China wants its commercial centers to overtake Hong Kong, but stark differences between the cities remain.

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